Food has become a major reason why people travel. Every year, food fairs and festivals around the world draw tourists from different nations all united in their quest for great food and unforgettable experiences.
In this piece, we take you through some of the destinations where these global food hunters find their game, and where you have to, for the love of food, visit at least once in your lifetime.
- New York, USA
The sheer variety of restaurants in New York is only bettered by the diversity of food lovers that throng to this sprawling city. Understandably so, New York, as one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, has almost every citizen from every nation in it, and they sure did bring their foods, in its vibrants assortments, with them. Hence, just as possible as it is to find an Ethiopian, a Russian, and a Brazilian restaurant all on one street, it is also not unusual to find a Chinese, an Ivorien and a German sitting across a dining table.
- Paris, France
Paris is a world leader when it comes to fashion and art; and it doesn’t slack in the food department. Parisian food will overwhelm you with unparalleled quality and taste. Nothing is better than a Parisian Pâtisserie (think eclairs and croissants). The Paris food experience goes beyond having mouthwatering pastries though, there’s so much more amazing cuisine to overwhelm you.
- London, England
London currently has a bubbling restaurant culture, and that is not just because of celebrity chefs! Add the extraordinary culinary diversity of its multi-ethnic restaurants to their affordability and you have a great destination for not just foodies, but just about anyone.
- Tokyo, Japan
Sushi might be the first food that comes to mind when one thinks of Tokyo, but Tokyo is much more than sushi. They have the most Michelin star restaurants in the world (Michelin stars are a rating system used by the Michelin Guide to grade restaurants on their quality. Tokyo has 378 starred restaurants) and a great casual dining culture.
- Copenhagen, Denmark
This Scandinavian City is a tourist’s destination. The sights and sounds will thrill you and the food experience will leave you in awe. On top of 18 Michelin Stars between 15 restaurants and 13 Bib Gourmands, the city also has some of the world’s best chefs, and is home to Noma, often praised as the world’s best restaurant.
- Lagos, Nigeria
Lagos is a fine mesh of Nature’s beauty and human ingenuity and industry. It commands the attention of the world, and feeds that attention with beautiful sights and terrific cuisines. Home to varieties of country-centered restaurants from Italian to Indian and ethnic restaurants serving dishes from every tribe in Nigeria, Lagos is a foodie’s delight.
So, what are you waiting for? Pick up the challenge to visit as many food capitals as you can. And start with the GTBank Food and Drink Fair holding April 30 and May 1, 2017 at No. 1 Water Corporation Drive, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos. The 2-day event will thrill you with gastronomic delights and leave you with an unforgettable culinary experience, for you would be able to taste your way around the world’s finest delicacies on the spot.
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